Saturday, April 16, 2016

Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington's new book is The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time. From the transcript of her Q & A with Fareed Zakaria:

ZAKARIA: You know that one of the people who boasts that he only needs four hours of sleep is Donald Trump?



ZAKARIA: What's your comment on that?

HUFFINGTON: Well, actually, Donald Trump displays all the symptoms of chronic sleep deprivation, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine -- you know, his inability to process even simple information, his mood swings, his irritability, his trouble listening to others, his paranoid tendencies, his constant regurgitating of pablum. All these are scientific symptoms of chronic sleep deprivation.

But what we need to change is, when somebody says that, we should actually recognize that he's running on empty; he's running on fumes, and it becomes cumulative.

So you saw what happened in the last week of his campaign. He started making statements that he had to retract, which is very rare for him because he's made some pretty absurd statements that he did not have to retract. So it gets harder and harder to function.

ZAKARIA: So the solution to Donald Trump's problem is to give him a good night's sleep?


HUFFINGTON: The solution to...[read on]
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